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tensions in the middle east. was palestinian leader yasser arafat poisoned to death? that's what a trio of international teams is looking to find out. arafat's body will be exhumed this week on tuesday eight years after he suddenly died. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following the investigation in ramallah in the west bank. >> the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. so what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia, as well as switzerland, are going to open yasser arafat's grave. they are going to take samples from yasser arafat ebody, and then they are going to shut the grave as well. all of this will have big ceremonial character. there will be a religious ceremony when the grave is opened. there will be a military ceremony, and the same is going to be happening when yasser arafat is laid to rest again. the whole thing, they say, is all going to happen in one day, so it won't take very long, but what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual inves
the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clues on the actual cause of his death. arafat died in 2004 after suddenly becoming ill on what was initially caused by a stroke. the investigation was sparked over findings of radioactive material on his clothes and many palestinians believe arafat was assassinated by the israeli government using poison which the government denies. >>> new progress on capitol hill as some republicans may be willing to back off an old pledge not to raise taxes. this is ahead of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax r
. >>> palestinian officials say yasser arafat's remains have been reburied hours after being exhumed. it began early today under the cover of huge blue sheets. officials say samples were given to experts from switzerland, france and rush the former palestinian leader died of a stroke in 2004. the underlying cause remains a mystery. >>> visit to capitol hill by ambassador rice changing the mines of republicans who oppose her -- the minds of republicans who oppose her expected nomination to secretary of state. some say they are more troubled now than they were over her initial explanations about the deadly raid in benghazi. rice met behind closed door with mccain, graham and ayotte, three of her harshest critics. >> lisa argen what are you finding? >> visibility improving, a little sun, mid 50s to around 60, as they say, the calm before the storm. we'll talk about all three of them head our way through the weekend. >>> plus, are you living in a community with higher breast cancer rates? cancer rates? tell you which parts people are stuck in very old habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. b
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. also monday, the body of late palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed eight years after his death. no questions now about how he may have died. >>> and thursday the gross
crisis since his election in june >> yasser arafat's body has been exhumed to find out whether and not he it was poisoned. he died nearly a decade ago due to a sudden illness. the new investigation started earlier this year after authorities say high levels of a radioactive substance were found on arafat's personal belongings. >> susan rice has been under fire for how she handled the initial release of information about the deadly attack against america's and benghazi. today she'll be sitting with lawmakers to talk about what she knew about that september attack. prices initially said it stemmed from protests from and the islamic video and and changed it. she said she made clear at the time the affirmation that she thursday was preliminary. rice is a possibility to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. americans are giving the white house low marks for how it handled that attack on the benghazi conflict. 54 percent of people surveyed are dissatisfied with the administration's response to the big as the attack 40 percent say they're satisfied with the way that white house panel that.
. >>> tissue samples from yasser arafat's body are in the hands of forensic experts. his grave was opened today in ramallah. samples were taken from his remains. the exact cause of the former palestinian leader's death has long been a mystery. now testing will be done to find out if arafat was in fact poisons. >> the indications we have or the convictions we have that israel have done this assassination but yet we still need evidence. >> israel meantime denied those allegations. >>> a fiery scene in downtown sydney, australia, today. look at this with me and you'll see a cab, look at this, of a construction crane engulfed in flames, black smoke. it gets worse. because this is the moment when the crane, this arm here collapses, falls into a building, barely misses the busy street below. here's where the story gets a little bit more intriguing. the operator of the crane was also the manager of the crane that collapsed in new york during superstorm sandy. >>> drugs, gangs, murder. one expert says that is exactly what many americans think of mexico and the country's newest leader here, the presiden
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